pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
88,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. Mazda replaced the alternator under warranty (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replaced the faulty alternator (1 reports)
2001 Mazda Tribute electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Mazda Tribute Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 302016

Tribute LX V6 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 174,000 miles


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alternator failure, car died while driving alternator failure, car died while driving

while driving lost power lost acceleration down to 5mph then cut off....kept trying to start but made click click click noise...lights radio rolling up down windows were weak...gave battery a boost or jump...lights dashboard dock light all come on rolling up windows and down do too ....replaced alternator....still wont start but had the battery checked before replacing alternator says it was good and charged......now i replaced alternator it wont start o/d keeps flashing just bought a neutral safety switch maybe that'll solve it....its been raining the past three days here in san antonio ,texas ......my coils and sparks all 6 are brand new put those in 3 months ago....i just cleaned the MAF and Idle air valve yesterday 12/4/2016 ......my dad has a car code scanner and i keep getting codes po353 ,352 ignition coil b and c or b and a primary/secondary...and the code for the solenoid...but i never had problems shifting ...I'm out of ideas any help????

- , San Antonio, TX, US

problem #2

Nov 292006

(reported on)

Tribute ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

My car died on the way up a steep hill in the middle of nowhere. It was 101 degrees that day and I was driving with my two daughters. The oldest one was 7 months pregnant and a severe diabetic. We were a little nervous about the effects of the heat on her conditions. This was the second alternator. The first one was covered under our warranty. I felt that this should not have happened again.

- , Trevose, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 292006

(reported on)

Tribute ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

My car died while driving in the middle of a rain storm. I had the battery replaced the week before because it kept dying. It turns out it wasn't the battery, but the alternator.

- , Trevose, PA, USA

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